Up to and including 6 July, 43 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Sweden. The cases have been reported from several regions, with most from the Stockholm Region. All cases are men in the age group 20-60 years where the average age is 37 years. One third of the cases have been reported infected in Sweden.
Cases of monkeypox have been reported from large parts of the world where monkeypox does not normally occur. The majority of cases have been reported in Europe and the number of cases continues to increase. As of July 5, almost 6,000 cases have been reported in Europe. More than half of European cases have been reported from the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. So far, few people have become seriously ill with monkeypox.
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